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Category: Productivity

GET LEAN AFTER LOCKDOWN – Lean Principles for SME’s

  Are your manual processes a barrier towards greater productivity?  Do you engage and empower your teams to strip away waste & inefficiency? My 5 blog series for business owners and leaders, will focus your…

YOUR TOP 5 LOCKDOWN CHALLENGES & How to turn them into opportunities

  A 5 week series for business leaders needing to transform your business towards the “new norm” As the world celebrated the 2020 new year, launching into a new decade, businesses globally have been sucked…

PRODUCTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE – Lessons from the Gym

  Trying to measure employee productivity is often met with groans of being micro-managed, or treated like robots.  It’s a necessary evil for businesses to ensure they maximise the performance of their most expensive overhead…

THE GREAT BRITISH PRODUCTIVITY SWINDLE – 3 Painful Truths – No 3. The Employee

  As a business owner, do you know from one day to the next, what your employees actually do? Can you, hand on heart, say they’ve produced a fair day’s work for a fair day’s…

THE GREAT BRITISH PRODUCTIVITY SWINDLE – 3 Painful Truths No 2. The Manager

  In the first Painful Truth of this series, we highlighted the need for business owners to implement robust Management Control Systems and Key Performance Indicators, critical to measuring and optimising productivity. The Bank of…

THE GREAT BRITISH PRODUCTIVITY SWINDLE – 3 Painful Truths – No 1. The Business

  As a productivity expert, I was entertained by the Bank of England’s “Lessons on a Plate” entitled The Great Productivity Puzzle, which loosely touches on why the UK is losing its competitive edge against…

IS YOUR BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY BUZZING THIS SPRING? – or pushing up the Daisies)?

  Spring is here and it’s a period when we and our teams should be bursting with energy – always a good time to take a fresh look at boosting performance in your business. We…

IS YOUR BUSINESS BLOOMING THIS SUMMER? Boosting Productivity

  Summer is here and it’s a period when we and our teams should be bursting with energy – always a good time to take a fresh look at boosting performance in your business. We…

LIVE TO WORK OR WORK TO LIVE? That is the Question

  Have you spent your long weekend, or weekday evenings attached to your iPad, tablet or mobile.  Do you know what’s important or how to prioritise? This is for all you business Owner Managers who…

Todays the Day – It may be April Fool’s But The National Living Wage is No Joke

Work Layout Whilst mapping out the workflow as suggested in point 13, even in administration areas, the physical layout of the work area is paramount to achieving greater efficiencies.  Although technology now requires less paper…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Balancing Capacity

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. There is nothing more frustrating and demotivating than seeing your work colleague only doing half the amount…

20 WAYS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE – Minimise Meetings

Productivity means higher output using your current resources, or achieving the same level of sales with less resource. Meetings are the beating heart of a functional management control system –  but unless they’re managed properly,…